July '04
Monthly batch of hot new models to feast your eyes on
By Joseph Tenni

Romina Lanaro

Everyone's singing the praises of newcomer Romina Lanaro. The gangly Argentinian walked for Prada and Miu Miu, and can be seen in Pop by Mert & Marcus, Paris Vogue, Numero, 10 magazine and the Valentino Red campaign by Mario Testino. Don't cry for her, Argentina. The truth is she never left you.
Karen Carreno

Brazen brunette Karen Carreno is going places, literally. The hot-blooded Colombian has racked up more frequent flyer miles than she knows what to do with, resulting in an Italian Vogue gig and the new Guess campaign by Ellen von Unwerth. A move to Milan is in the works, natch, but the restless Latina has her sights set on Hollywood. What else?
Jessica Sjoo

Half-Czech, half-Swede and full-time high school student, Jessica Sjoo got her start in the business as a finalist in Ford's Search for a Supermodel contest. She can now be seen in W with David Sims, Nylon and Italian Glamour, but still calls the Czech Republic home. For now.
Gracie Winck

From the big country of Brazil, Gracie Winck expects to make an equally big splash at the spring collections. The Cancerian cutie has already appeared in Numero, Dazed and Russian Vogue, but we predict the big bucks are still on the way.
JP

Baby-faced wunderkind JP has plenty to smile about. Riding a rocket to success, the Aquarian American has already appeared in W with Mikael Janssen, Japanese Vogue and Elle, with no fewer than three Italian Vogue stories on the way. JP is OK!
Sarah Block

She's the new kid on the block, but Sarah Block has more than enough street smarts. The German jetsetter has shot with Mariano Vivanco for Dazed, and can also be seen in Allure, German Elle, City magazine, and in the Tommy Hilfiger catalog. She's not kidding around.
Polina Kouklina

With campaigns for Miu Miu and Hugo Boss on her resume, Russian doll Polina Kouklina was already a sensation in Europe before finding strong management in New York. Now, toting a book full of tearsheets from i-D, Pop, Italian Vogue, V, W and Japanese Vogue, the starina czarina is taking over Manhattan.